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Recruit & Hire Undergraduate Business Students

Find the Next Generation of Business Leaders at Wisconsin

We’re here to help your organization achieve your recruiting goals. Our industry-focused employer engagement team provides custom one-on-one assistance to help you identify and hire high-performing, team-focused, professional Business Badgers.

Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Director of Employer Engagement
Undergraduate Program Office
brett.jones@wisc.edu
Bryan Zaramba

Bryan Zaramba

Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Undergraduate Program Office
bryan.zaramba@wisc.edu
Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Career Engagement Coordinator
Undergraduate Program Office
cindy.johnson@wisc.edu
Amanda Eannelli

Amanda M Eannelli

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement & Career Events
Undergraduate Program Office
amanda.eannelli@wisc.edu
Jenny Lanzel

Jenny Lanzel

Events Manager
Undergraduate Program Office
jenny.lanzel@wisc.edu

Handshake—Your Gateway to Recruiting

Post jobs or internships

Connect to UW–Madison students with Handshake, a recruiting platform used by over 200,000 employers across the country. Post jobs or internships, register for career fairs, schedule on-campus interviews, and more. Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes

Interview Our Students

We take care of logistics to ensure you have a great recruiting experience

Our Career Engagement Studio offers 21 interview rooms to help you connect directly with potential talent. Interviews are held at 3290 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706.

Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival, we will provide a packet containing the interview schedule and student résumés.

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Recruiter Lounges

Between interviews, you can relax, get caught up on work, or meet with UW staff in our Recruiter Lounges, which are equipped with computers, a printer, and refreshments.

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Lunch

Lunch is scheduled between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. unless you request otherwise in Handshake. The Capital Café is located on the first floor of Grainger Hall, and a list of nearby restaurants is available.

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Parking

Limited parking is available on a by-request basis. If you require parking on campus for your visit, please request at least three weeks in advance.

Recruiting Calendar

Fall Semester 2021

Sep 28

Virtual Career and Internship Fair – All Majors

Tuesday, September 28 — 3:30pm7:30pm
Sep 29

In-Person Career and Internship Fair – All Majors

Wednesday, September 29 — 3:30pm7:30pm
Sep 30

In-Person Career and Internship Fair – All Majors

Thursday, September 30 — 3:30pm7:30pm

Job & Internships Offer Guidelines

InternshipsOffersDate
Summer internships & programsFull-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships + internship offers resulting from summer activities such as leadership conferencesNovember 1, or two weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later
Fall interviewsFull-time or internship offersNovember 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later
Spring interviewsFull-time or internship offersMarch 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later

Raise Your Visibility on Campus

We offer a variety of opportunities for your organization to build recognition on campus and connect with undergraduate business students. Connect with your industry representative to discuss opportunities to engage in more detail.

Work with our team to set up information sessions, coffee chats, or networking events to connect your organization directly to students of interest.

Through the Career Forward program, our team can help you connect with experiential learning opportunities aligned with career pathways and academic departments of interest.

Build your pipeline while giving students direct exposure to your organization by hosting students during winter break for a full or half-day job shadow experience. Contact Bryan Zaramba (bryan.zaramba@wisc.edu) to learn more about how to build and market a job shadow to students.

Create an enriching program for students.

Make connections with over 45 different student organizations within the School of Business.

Partner with the Career Engagement Team to offer career development opportunities to our students.

Career Fairs

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Connect with UW–Madison students interested in business careers. UW–Madison hosts two all-campus career and internship fairs each year, in September and February.

Build your campus visibility and connect with more than 3,000 students seeking full-time and internship positions.

Additionally, several academic departments within the Wisconsin School of Business host their own career fairs. Real estate, risk management and insurance, accounting, and supply chain are examples.

Build Brand Recognition Via our Employer Partnership Program

The Wisconsin Undergraduate Employer Partnership Program offers your organization an opportunity to establish a customized strategic presence and build critical relationships with students, staff, faculty, and leaders through increased visibility, access, and engagement opportunities.

Learn more by contacting Brett Jones, Director of Employer Engagement, at brett.jones@wisc.edu or 608-262-2725.

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Choose your partnership pathway

Talk with our team about how we can collaborate on a custom strategy that delivers return on investment aligned with your organization’s recruiting goals. All partners receive the following benefits:

  • Access to recruiting and educational activities in our Career Engagement Studio
  • Invitation to participate in our fall and spring employer advisory board meetings
  • Invitation to participate in large-scale career preparation event
  • Preferential table location and/or recognition at WSB career and internship fair events
  • Priority access to scheduling on-campus interviews and events

Undergraduate Program Strategic & Custom Engagements – $20,000+

Establish your company as a key partner for the Wisconsin School of Business with connections to School leadership. Offer signature student experiences.

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Faculty Connections & Experiential Engagement – $10,000

Create featured engagement opportunities to connect your organization with students via experiential learning and partnership with our Career Forward program, academic departments, and centers.

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Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc. logo
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Career Engagement & Industry Prioritization – $5,000

Further your recruiting reach with strategic connections to the Career Engagement Team, and position your organization as a priority partner within your industry.

American Family Insurance
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Milwaukee Tool logo
BP logo
Grainger logo
Koch logo

Brand Awareness & Exposure – $2,500

Make your company and opportunities visible to our students and provide opportunities to support student career preparation and build your recruiting pipeline.

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Bemis manufacturing log
Baker Tilly logo
Deloitte logo
Direct Supply logo
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Ford Motor logo
General Electric logo
Intuit logo
KPMG corp logo
Oshkosh corporation logo
P & G logo
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Employment database

The undergraduate business and MAcc employment outcomes database allows you to view full-time and internship outcomes by majors, and sort by employer, job title, city, state, internship, and full-time positions. Salaries are not included.

Salary Database

This Wisconsin undergraduate salary outcomes database allows you to create and download custom salary reports. These reports show our full-time and internship employment outcomes by major, region, industry, job function, and job title, including salaries, averages, and bonuses.

Top Destination Metro Areas for Graduates

Midwest: Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee
Northeast: New York City
West: San Francisco, Los Angeles
Southwest: Denver, Austin

Andrew Quinn
New York, New York

Andrew Quinn, BBA ’11

Co-Founder and CFO/COO at PathWell Health | Finance, Accounting, and Economics
Ash Gupta
Palo Alto, California

Ash Gupta, BBA ’10

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Galaxy Capital Partners
Diana Xiong
San Francisco, California

Diana Xiong, BBA ’20

Account Strategist at Google | Marketing
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jennifer Olson, BBA ’95, MBA ’97

SVP/Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Minnesota | Finance
Joe Simler
Dallas, Texas

Joe Simler, BBA ’08

Senior Manager, Corporate Sponsorships at Dallas Cowboys | Marketing
Jon Fasoli
Mountain View, California

Jon Fasoli, BBA ’09

Vice President, Small Business and Self-Employed Segment Leader at Intuit
Joseline Nyinawabera
Madison, Wisconsin

Joseline Nyinawabera, BBA ’13, MBA ’22

Founder at BlkBld & Co. | Marketing and Human Resources
Katie Bergen
Denver, Colorado

Katie Bergen, BBA ’09

Senior Director, Investor Relations and Capital Strategies at EverWest Real Estate Investors | Real Estate and Urban Land Economics; Finance, Investment and Banking
Nolan Cunningham
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nolan Cunningham, BBA ’17

Sr. Process and Controls Analyst at HomeServices of America | Management and Marketing
Reena Vokoun
San Diego, California

Reena Vokoun, BBA ’98

Founder and CEO at Passion Fit | Marketing and Management
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rodney Lynk Jr., BBA ’09

Chief Academic Officer at Milwaukee Excellence Charter School | Finance Investment Banking and Risk Management Insurance
Ryan Oremus
Boston, Massachusetts

Ryan Oremus, BBA ’97

Sr. Vice President of Finance at Boston Red Sox | Accounting and Finance
Shawn Michaels
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Shawn Michels, BBA ’18

Founder and CEO at Steady Shot, LLC | Accounting
Sidney Ullrich
Chicago, Illinois

Sidney Ullrich, BBA ’18

Associate Category Manager at Walgreens | Marketing and Operations and Technology Management
62,357
Annual base salary for graduates
— (62% of full-time acceptances reported a salary)
59
received a signing bonus
3,506
Internship average monthly salary
— (140 reported internship salaries)
86
employment acceptance rate
— (within six months of graduation)
46
accepted their full-time positions by November 30
95
of graduates completed at least one internship

Full-Time Position Acceptances and Average Salaries by Industry (2019-2020)

Full-time positions acceptancesAverage salaries
Accounting and Business Services61$63,375
Communication services and media21$53,069
Consulting 41$72,062
Consumer products/food and beverage35$57,980
Financial Services103$67,450
Government, nonprofit, and education15$40,766
Health Care16$64,280
Industrials and Manufacturing 19$59,639
Insurance49$64,211
Real Estate and appraisal61$58,371
Retail38$55,275
Sports, entertainment, and hospitality*11$28,627
Technology56$62,337
Transportation and logistics5$53,685
*In this industry, graduates often complete an internship after graduation before receiving a full–time job offer. Salary data is reflective of internships.

Internship Salary (2019-2020)

Accounting and business services$3,807
Communication services and media$1,720
Consulting$5,131
Consumer products/food and beverage$3,227
Financial services$4,253
Government, nonprofit, and education$1,125
Health Care$3,719
Industrials and manufacturing$3,157
Insurance$3,438
Real estate and appraisal$3,004
Retail$3,176
Sports, entertainment, and hospitality*$1,924
Technology$3,4,85
Transportation and logistics$2,754